WBH Presenting Sponsor at Inaugural Alpena Flower Festival

Wenzel Bennett Harris was proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural flower festival in downtown Alpena this month. It was a fabulous weekend of floral displays, food and festivities. Such creativity!

Our heartfelt congratulations to all the planners and participants who made the event a success. Our firm is dedicated to being an integral part of the community and we treasure the historic downtown district where our office is located.

See the full gallery of photos from the event here: https://www.downtownalpenami.com/flowerfest.html

If you have specific questions about your situation or would like to learn more, reach out to the team at WBH here.

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